The British Museum
Open Hours:Sa-W 10a-5:30p,Th-F 10a-8:30p
Phone:+44 (0) 20 7323 8299
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- 98%History Buffs
- 73%Family Travelers
- 71%Budget Travelers
- 69%Art & Design Lovers
- 62%Local Culture
- 53%Spiritual Seekers
Member Reviews (206)
- The British MuseumMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Jan 27, 2014
If you haven't been for awhile, you'll note that the Rosetta Stone is no longer through the gift shop on the left, then a short distance to the right, behind only some shin-high bars where you could stuff it into your knapsack and walk right out with it. It's now much farther to the right, and behind protective glass.
But don't worry, small replicas still sold at the aforementioned gift shop.
- The British MuseumMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Jan 13, 2014
Arguably the world's single greatest museum. Don't miss the Assyrian reliefs, the Rosetta stone, the Elgin marbles, the Lewis Chessmen, etc. If you can read without moving your lips, you owe it to yourself to spend an afternoon here. And if you can't, ask your parents to take you here.
- The British MuseumMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 13Jan 18, 2014
One of the world's great museums and a testament to the saying that the sun never set on the British Empire. This museum has a fantastic collection of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artifacts, as well as pieces from all over the world. It is free and an absolute must see
- The British MuseumMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureFoodies+ 7Nov 11, 2013
Most of the Parthenon was literally carted over to England and set up in a giant room here. One of Britain's most famous museum, the Rosetta Stone is another marvel displayed here. The photo ops are amazing, and, since it's free, you can't go wrong just stopping in for a quick look at, oh, most of ancient Greece.
- The British MuseumMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Jan 18, 2014
So you think you have seen or been up close and next to some of the most important finds in history? Well if you have been here to the British Museum, I am sure that you have. My absolute favorite thing about this Museum was being able to see and be up close to the Rosetta Stone. Let alone being next to a number of items that were in excess of 3,000 years old.
This museum has the best Egyptian exhibit I have ever seen. They also have a huge amount of Greek, Phoenician, Celtic, Norse, and Gaelic items just to name a few. It is stunning to see and learn about these peoples of long ago. I spent a day here and it wasn’t enough time, but just wandering around a museum looking at all these artifacts can become wearisome. I don’t think I could have gone 3-4 days in a row looking through this place.
Pro Tip: Those who do not know History are doomed to repeat it!
This place isn’t all just statues and busts. They actually have tools, swords, wooden items, etc that are thousands of years old. I literally marveled at the lacquered Egyptian Canopic jars. The artwork and precision were awesome. I believe that much of the jewelry that was wrought in ancient times is simply unparalleled today. I’m lost in awe looking at things from scarabs to necklaces, helms to oxen yoke’s, statues to entire building facades.
Pro Tip #2: It’s free to visit the main halls of this museum. Some exhibits are not, but by and large it is free!
This may be my favorite museum in the world that I have been to. I have seen some of the Chinese Terra Cotta warriors horses and a cart from Xian, all kinds of dinosaur stuff, the Smithsonian Air & Space and Science museums, etc etc… nothing so far has been as impressive as the British Museum. If I was at Xian and able to view the entire Terra Cotta army, in the Valley of the Kings/Giza Plateau, Machu Pichu, Angkor Wat, Borobudur, or one of the Aztec/Mayan complexes in Central America perhaps I would feel different. I am just blown away by this museum though. I know the other places are all special, but they are more monuments to a single civilization whereas the British Museum crosses hundreds of cultures and times.
Consequently, if you are in London and have a free day, I would say you are a fool not to go check this place out. It is simply awe inspiring and amazing!
- The British MuseumMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 13Jan 13, 2014
With more than 7 million objects on display in its 2 miles of corridors there is something for everyone at the British Museum. You can explore objects like the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, Samurai armor, and the Portland Vase. I would highly suggest the 30 minute free eyeOpener tour.
- The British MuseumMember ofSpiritual SeekersFeb 02, 2014
Like the National, a kind-of-insanely great deal: free entry and a formidable collection of artifacts from the past few millenia. You could spend a lifetime or two experiencing everything here. I recommend it for 'Spiritual Seekers' because, like most great museums, you can drift off to a different place while admiring the Rosetta Stone, ancient Babylonian friezes, the finest Renaissance drawings, or countless other gems. One of the best buildings in London as well - GO VISIT IT.
- The British MuseumMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersDec 03, 2013
Free, yes this great museum does not charge. The location is easy to get to and the exhibits are top-notch. You can spend an entire day here or just go in to see the highlights. The ancient Egyptian area is especially interesting.